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humidity. pennsylvania signs off on a balanced budget, but it might mean added cost for you, we're breaking down the new funding plan. good morning, it is september 14, matt o'donnell is off, erin o'hern joins us. david murphy has the swelter and roj has -- karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we have light showers over northeast philadelphia pushing toward bensalem not much, that's all we've got on radar this morning. later this afternoon there's a front coming through and pushing a line of showers and thunderstorms through that's something to keep in mind as we go through the afternoon. we have an excessive heat warning that kicks in around noon it's a warning in the central portion of the region advisory to the north an south
all the way to the shore. heat index values are up to 100 or worse in the warning area. 76 degrees in philadelphia. 75 in wilmington. very even numbers from allentown to the shore, everybody is muggy. remember anything over 70 on the dewpoint scale means oppressive humidity we've got that from allentown to the shore. 8 app, 76. 10:00 a.m., 81. if i have to get exercising or something in early that's the time to do it. on the smart phone storm tracker 6 live app you'll see hot numbers, 93 degrees by 6:00 p.m. the high today will be 94 degrees we will seat that around 4:00 p.m. and sit there for 2 1/2 hours with the heat index values over 100. karen we have another excessive heat day tomorrow and some improvement for the weekend. details coming up. >> reporter: if you take the septa regional rails head out now, no delays and it's early, so no problems with the overcrowding.
we've seen that for the past two weeks and we expect that today sometime around 7:00 p.m. it will kick in with the height rush. outside i-95 southbound traffic heading toward cottman, a little gray, roads are wet in spots, as well. look for that and slow it down, if you're coming down from langhorne or bensalem you've got a good looking ride. we have an accident on 70 eastbound approaching 295. police have cleared the accident scene, traffic is moving better. we've got three lanes blocked on 42 southbound between 295 and creek road this lasted until 6:00 a.m., watch for those delays heading southbound. >> thank you, karen. soupy is an understatement. excessive heat returns to the region with a vengeance along with high humidity. annie mccormick is outside there right now so you know what to expect as you step outside.
>> reporter: good morning, tam, i'm on the art museum stems, usually at this time in the morning we've seen -- art museum steps, usually at this time in the morning we see a lot of runners. if you suffer from asthma you want to bring an inhaler with you. because of the excessive heat warning township and counties are going to have programs in place, that includes the city of philadelphia. the commissioner, the health commissioner here has said that will include daytime outreach for homeless and outreach for seniors, seniors are encouraged to stay in air-conditioning. if you don't have air conditions use fans and open windows to release trapped hot air. doctors warn heat exhaustion includes sweating, cramps and dizziness. if it escalates to heat stroke
that means the sweating stops. we spoke to david targon. >> fluids, fluids, fluids, get out of the heat and cool your body using fans or get into the air-conditioning, as well. keep your eye on the seniors, the philadelphia corporation or aging will have a heat line that will begin at noon and go through midnight. tomorrow it will be active from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 2 are (215)765-9040 the. montgomery hasna aitboulahcen programs in montgomery county has programs
in effect. do not leave your child in the car or pets even if it's just a few minutes, our vehicles can turn into an oven when we're talking about heat like this. reporting live along the art museum steps, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> young children are among 6 people hurt that left car parts strewn after martin luther king. chopper 6 hd was over the collision at fairmont park. five people were taken to the hospital along with 50-year-old many and 33-year-old woman she was the only person seriously hurt. president obama is devoting a week to working on race relations. aajor part of that effort takes place tonight a landmark town hall on 6abc. first the president is set to meet with the son of the late alten sterling, who was killed by police in baton rouge,
louisiana. concerns that african americans have about fair treatment by police took center stage on the senate floor. conservative senator tim scott said howacially profiled by police repeatedly even as an elected official. >> i felt the anger, frustration and humiliation that comes with feeling like you're being targeted for nothing more than being just yourself. >> yesterday the president spent three hours at the white house with community activists and law enforcement. he said we need to quote grind it out to make progress. we invite you to join us for the president and the people, a national conversation. it begins at # p.m. on 6abc.
taxes are going up in pennsylvania to balance this year's budget it is expected to bring $1.3 billion. tobacco taxes are rising by one dollar that includes the smokeless kind along with electronic cigarettes. digital downloads will be taxed swell. fire fighting foam used at the willow grove navel base contaminated drinking supply in upper dublin, doylestown and warminster. the state representative will explain how the funding will help the communities today. mother nature is delivering one-two punch after wicked storms. the national weather service said 3 or more inches fell sinkholes open up there were vehicles rescues in high water.
>> reporter: i'm from up state new york, every time i hear wicked, wicked cool. >> reporter: we have a little bit of a shower, it's not that much of an issue, you're in lower bucks county or trenton you see these sprinkles or showers, don't worry it's going to be light and it won't last that long. slow it down, because the mix of the oil from the roads and the rain will make things slippery. looking live over the airport. there's it's hazy out there. 76 degrees inhia. the dewpoint all the way up to 74. remember anything over 70 indicates oppressiveidity and is beyond the
threshhold for that. five mile per hour winds. down the shore we have a good idea how things will play out. noon nothing going on. this afternoon there's a feature that triggers a line of showers arena thunderstorms out of the north and west that's been consistent over the last 24 hours or so. by #-- 3:00 p.m., keep your eyes out for this coming through in allentown and reading. in the middle part of the rush hour we'll see this activity through the i-95 corridor. it should be off the coast this evening. these storms will have the potential of producing brief, heavy downpours and isolated wind gusts. so, do take cover. if you're in the pool, and you hear thunder, get out of the pool. 76 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 81 noon, 89. the afternoon will be oppressive, we'll be in the mid 90s, 94 hitting that around
3:30 p.m. sitting on that for 2 1/2 hours. that thunderstorm chance is there in the afternoon, of course the humidity will be so high it will feel like it's over 100 across the region for several hours this afternoon. 94 is the high in philadelphia. up in allentown. not so bad, but feeling oppressive with the high of 90. a heat warning in the central portion of the region today. advisory up to the north an south not only today, but tomorrow. heat index values this afternoon have a shot of getting up over 100. some urban centers could go over that. 1 to 6:00 p.m. is the worst time period. sea breeze on the jersey beaches that's good. the same breeze is not coming off theboth beach and bethany, it will be hotter. today, 94 tomorrow, 96 feeling like 100 both days. the seven day from accuweather
hot and humid the next couple of days, saturday is better. saturday night into sunday morning there's a chance of pop-up shower or thunderstorm. 91 on sunday. saturday and sunday will be muggy, but not as hot and humid as the next couple of days. the next chance of rain is tuesday with the next frontal boundary coming through. 5:41 a.m. we're one day away from finding out who donald trump's vp will be. he'll be having meetings with possible running mates. one man's act of kindness makes him an internet sensation. >> reporter: that's sweet helping someone out in the rain. we have showers coming through. this is 422 at trooper. traffic moving okay here. we have a new accident inmontgog
what's with them? oh, those two? they're always fighting for attention. there's more to a legendary city than its legends. plan your legendary stay at visitphilly.com thursday morning, and you're taking a live look through sky6 live hd at atlantic city, a little hazy there, that's what it's going to be, hazy, hot and humid today, the dreaded 3-hs.
>> hopefully you have a good morning and drive and commute. >> reporter: this is looking live at fort washington. roads are a little bit wet after a shower moved through. coming down from perkisie, ambler you're looking good. lower moreland at tur wood road a creek road. police are blocking a lane. the oulevard, southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. on the commuter traffic report there's a minor accident on south 84th street near lindbergh boulevard. this is the visibility reports, 1.7 in millville. one mile in dover, delaware. five miles in philadelphia, not as bad there.
storm tracker 6 live double scan showing the showers that we had dissipated, one shower up near trenton. other than that we're dry for the moment. we'll see a shower or thunderstorm later this afternoon. >> tam and erin. >> breaking news from the lehigh valley, two men were killed when their car slammed into a tree. the vehicle was left crumble mess of metal. this happened along the 7000 block of broadway and salisbury township around 2:30 a.m. we have new information, firefighters at disney world at warned to stop feeding the alligators two months before the gator grabbed and killed a toddler. details show the emergency services admonished the firefighters for feeding one of two alligators at the station. under the circumstances half mile from the seven seas lagoon the man made lake on the disney park where lane graves was pulled into the water own drown. donald trump's vp has
entered a frenzy stage. the presumptive gop nominee met with mike pence and newt gingrich and chris christie. hillary clinton is said to be in the final stages of her vp search an announcement is expected to come in the next ten days before the dnc in south philadelphia. the entire "action news" team will cover every angle of the convention from the politics to the protest. our live coverage starts july 22. "action news" will be in the cleveland for the republican national convention look for reports from sarah bloomquist and jim gardner starting tomorrow. a louisiana man became an internet sensation by opening his umbrella. james walked shopper after shopper under his umbrella outside a target on sunday. he said he didn't expect to get
regular nicks, he did what he always does. >> doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter what you do, doesn't matter if you're the richest person in the world or the poorest person in the world. somebody needs help, help them. >> the picture has nearly 4,000 shares and 9,000 likes including two more likes from this desk. >> 5:48. new numbers show just how many americans admit to losing their cool behind the wheel. >> reporter: it's going to be easy to lose your cool today. we have an excessive heat warning that kicks in today. we have advisory at the shore and lehigh valley and berks county. i'll have the day planner forecast and let you know how high we're going with the thermometer today.
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it or not this pizza eating gator is someone's pet. he had him for the past 47 years. the gator's name gwyneddynn went to sledge with him. officials say the animal is too big for his florida backyard. if the retired firefighter makes changes to his property, they say he will be able to keep him. pair have been together for so long, the domestic home is what's best for the gator. >> he could by the off your arm. let's take a look outside and check the roads. we're live on the ben franklin bridge. we're looking okay, the roads are wet from the showers that moved through. we have low visibility in spots
you get the hint of that looking at the ben franklin bridge. no problems. here's an accident in horsham, blair mill at easton road. we have police and ems on the scene, dave. >> reporter: warm this morning, everybody is in the mid 70s. 76 degrees in philadelphia. when you look at the dewpoints, everyone is in the mid 70s there. everything over 70 is oppressive. everybody outside of the poconos feeling it this morning. this afternoon it will kick in in you're running errands, 7 of degrees by 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., in the 80s. spending the afternoon in the 90s with a high of 94 degrees, i could see sitting on that for a couple of hours this afternoon. the heat index feeling like 100 degrees during this portion of the afternoon. thunderstorms possible at some point between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. take cover from those, because they could produce lightning and gusty winds and definite downpours. >> you can find the seven-day forecast and live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar
at our website head to 6abc.com/weather. new this morning, the man who makes a living tracking down criminals is on the other side of the law, hawaii's attorney general is suing dwayne dog chatman's bail bond business. he claims the reality tv star owes the state $35,000. he dispoots the allegations saying he caught all the fugitives that jumped bail. a survey found 8 out of ten drivers admitted to expressing road rage in the previous year. yelling at another driver or cutting them off or making angry gestures. 8 million drivers rammed a vehicle on purpose or getting out of their cars to confront another driver. we'll be right back.
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. good morning, 6:00 a.m., thursday, july 14. matt o'donnell is off, erin o'hern is joining us. >> excessive heat will feel uncomfortable for most people, but for others it could be dangerous. >> police announce charge for an incident at a lehigh valley high school. last call for some bars as the democratic convention takes over philadelphia. >> a lot of people looking to make a little money during that week. let's go outside to david murphy here's feeling the heat and humidity, karen rogers has the commute. >> reporter: it's a warm, muggy start across the region, we're building toward excessive heat as we go through the day. starting out on satellite and radar there's a fair moornt of clouds around -- fair amou